How to dynamically generate download links, which can only be accessed from an email
Posted on 2009-04-24
I'm planning on distributing my software by providing a download link.
I would like to do it in a such way that only registered customers can access that link.
This is a typical process flow:
1) A potential user enters their name and email information via a Web page
2) A download link is being send to the email address, specified by the user
3) When the user receives an email from the Web site they click on the embedded download link and being directed to the download Web page, which, otherwise, is not directly accessible.
How is this done (assuming Apache2)